Tag Archives: Professor Paul Cosford: Director for Health Protection and Medical Director at Public Health England

Potential Harms From Polypharmacy in the Elderly (BBC News / Age UK / EJCP / Bazian / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary An Age UK report investigates the potential harms of over-prescribing medicines for older people. Older persons often remain on too many prescribed medicines, putting them at risk of side-effects, potentially resulting in falls and other forms of serious harm. … Continue reading

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Stay Well This Winter Campaign (BBC News / NHS England / PHE)

Summary A campaign backed by NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) offers suggestions, particularly for the vulnerable and elderly, to help them “stay well” during the winter and thereby reduce avoidable demand on GP services and A&E. The official … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Community Care, Falls, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Housing, In the News, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Public Health England, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Improving Outcomes for Patients with Sepsis (NHS England / BBC News / Department of Health / PHE)

Summary There are 123,000 cases of sepsis every year in England, resulting in an estimated 37,000 deaths. NHS England’s latest action plan on sepsis is designed to help healthcare professionals (system-wide) to recognise and treat sepsis more promptly. The main … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, National, NHS, NHS England, Public Health England, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment